UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro takes stock of the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Emmanuel Macron will address the French for the ninth time since the start of the Covid crisis, England is establishing the vaccination obligation for caregivers, the unvaccinated will pay their medical expenses in Singapore … Le Figaro takes stock this Tuesday, November 9 on the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
1,140 patients in intensive care in French hospitals
The epidemic is experiencing an upsurge in France, where 49 people have died from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the report from Public Health France published on Tuesday. 6851 patients are currently hospitalized, including 409 since the day before. They were 6,865 on Monday. 1,140 patients are also treated in critical care services, including 99 admitted since Sunday.
12,476 new cases of Covid-19 were also detected on Tuesday, against 2,197 the day before. On the vaccination front, 51,424,246 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 76.3% of the total population) and 50,306,463 people now have a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 74.6% of the total population), since the start of the vaccination campaign in France. 90% of the major population has received at least one injection and 88% of the major population has a full vaccination schedule.
Macron will address the French
For the ninth time since the start of the Covid crisis, President Emmanuel Macron will solemnly address the French on Tuesday evening to promote the vaccine booster in the face of the rebound of the epidemic and discuss the priorities for the end of his five-year term. At this stage, only 3.4 million of the 7.7 million French people eligible for a third dose have been revaccinated. Several scenarios are considered. The executive could notably announce the decision to make the booster dose conditional on maintaining the health pass for those over 65.
The Constitutional Council validates the pass until the summer
The Constitutional Council censored the controversial access of school directors to the vaccination status of students, but validated the extension of the health pass until the end of July 2022, in a decision made public on Tuesday. The Wise Men considered that the provisions on the school component of the bill “Health vigilance”, adopted by Parliament on Friday, wore a “Disproportionate infringement of the right to respect for private life”. On the other hand, they considered that the maintenance of the pass until the summer operated “A balanced conciliation” between the objective of health protection and respect for rights and freedoms.
Olivier Véran asks clinics and liberals to “take their part” to relieve the hospital
Private clinics and liberal doctors “Must take their full part” to ensure continuity of care “At the end of the year” alongside the public hospital which is going through a “difficult period”, Minister of Health Olivier Véran said on Tuesday. “We are particularly attentive to the tensions on emergency services, pediatrics and maternity hospitals”, Olivier Véran said during a speech at the Salon de la Fédération hospitalière de France (FHF).
Between the upsurge in cases of Covid-19, bronchiolitis and closed beds, the executive intends to guarantee the continuity of care, including “The public hospital provides an important part”, but of which “Private establishments and the liberals must also play their part.” The Minister therefore asked the regional health agencies (ARS) “To anticipate with the Order of Physicians the organization of (this) permanence at the end of the year” for the liberals, as well as with private establishments, promising to “Take special care, so that everyone is mobilized”.
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England to introduce compulsory vaccination for caregivers in spring
Following the path already taken by several countries, the British government announced on Tuesday the obligation for caregivers of the public health service in England to be vaccinated against Covid-19 from April. Those who do not work in contact with patients or cannot be vaccinated for health reasons will be exempt.
“Anybody” in the NHS or in the care sector “Should not be seen as a scapegoat” Where “point at” if he is not vaccinated, said the Minister of Health, insisting on pedagogy to convince the reluctant. Citing the latest figures, Sajid Javid indicated that “90% of NHS staff have received at least two doses” vaccine, even if in some hospitals, “The figure is closer to 80%”.
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Singapore: the unvaccinated will pay their medical bills
Singapore will stop paying the medical costs of coronavirus patients who have refused to be vaccinated, authorities in the Southeast Asian city-state where the health system is under pressure have announced.
Demonstration against restrictions in New Zealand
Several thousand demonstrators demonstrated in New Zealand on Tuesday against restrictions imposed to combat the spread of Covid-19, mobilizing a large police deployment in Wellington.
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Explosion of cases in Greece, hospitals affected
Greek health authorities announced on Tuesday 8,613 new cases of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, a new record since the appearance in February 2020 of the pandemic in the country where hospitals are once again starting to be overwhelmed. Since the end of October, the number of infections has continued to increase from 3,600 infections on October 29 to 6,150 a week later and to 7,330 on Monday, according to the daily report published by the National Public Health Organization (Eody).
Dozens of people died daily due to the coronavirus, the Eody having recorded 46 deaths on Tuesday against 65 on Monday. The most affected region of the country is the north, where the number of unvaccinated people is high. The Papanikolaou hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, remains overwhelmed, according to its management. Nikos Kapravelos, director of emergency units at this hospital warned on Sunday of an upsurge in the number of infections as during the second wave of the pandemic last November.
Chinese city rewards citizens with information on outbreak recovery
The Chinese city of Heihe, separated from Russia by the Amur River, is offering 100,000 yuan (13,500 euros) as a reward for any information on the origin of a local upsurge in coronavirus cases. China, where Covid-19 was first detected almost two years ago, has largely controlled the contagion with the help of radical measures: systematic screening, border closures, vaccination. But the country has been facing sporadic outbreaks of the epidemic, especially since the end of October in its northern part. The authorities are reacting firmly, wishing to stop the contamination as the Beijing Olympics approach in February.
Antisemitism amplified by the pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has “Revived” anti-Semitic speeches and resulted in “New myths and conspiracy theories blaming the Jews” for the current health crisis, according to a report from the European Agency for Fundamental Rights headquartered in Vienna, Austria, released Tuesday.
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Over five million dead
The pandemic has killed more than 5,053,909 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP on Tuesday at 11:00 GMT. The United States is the country with the most deaths (755,643), ahead of Brazil (609,573) India (461,389), Mexico (289,811) and Russia (249,215). The WHO estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than that which is officially established.